Clearly the message fell on deaf earholes. The Saints sleepwalked in all three phases of the game and were completely outplayed and outcoached for four quarters of an ugly and shocking 31-21 loss.
It’s now hard to say which game was the anomaly — the unbelievable win or the horrible loss — but whatever the opinion of the general public the Saints shellacking of the Colts was good enough to draws visitors from space.
One week, the Saints showed everyone that they can be frightfully good in a 62-7 dismantling of the winless Indianapolis Colts. The following week, the Saints made a 180-degree turn and put in one of the most frightfully bad performances in the Sean Payton era. Sky high off of the previous week’s performance against the Colts, the Saints came crashing back down in a 31-21 loss to the previously winless St. Louis Rams.
The New Orleans Saints may get an unusually heavy dose of Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount when the two teams meet in their first-place showdown at the Superdome this week.